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Winter maintenance for outdoor landscapes

The Dunn County News 

Also, Diana Alfuth, UW-Extension Horticulture Educator for Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix counties, will discuss considerations when deciding where to locate landscaping components such as raised gardens, play areas, and water features for a functional, but also beautiful and environmentally friendly landscape.

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Time to get ready for spring

The Journal Times

A local Master Gardener invited me to the UWEX garden event “Spring into Gardening” on March 11. Where can I learn more about the program?

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Use corn residue but don’t overgraze

Agri News

“The amount of grain in the field makes a huge difference in the amount of energy and protein the cow is consuming,” Drewnoski said during a presentation at the Driftless Region Beef Conference sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension and University of Wisconsin Extension.

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Beaver Dam 4-H member attended inauguration

Daily Citizen

Alexis Luedtke, Beaver Dam, attended the 58th U.S. presidential inauguration Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C., through Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development as part of a week-long educational experience aimed at developing civic understanding and engagement.

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Journey House Community Garden source of pride for Clarke Square

Neighborhood News Service Milwaukee

Longfellow School, which has roughly 900 students, has been getting students involved with the garden. Journey House worked with UW-Extension and the Milwaukee SEED Initiative to add two beds on the side of the Journey House building. Students also worked with Bean Head Farm to install a living garden wall around the Longfellow playground fence. The Longfellow students helped take care of these sections of the garden and harvest the vegetables.

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Big swings seen in beef prices

AgriNews

“For the beef and cattle complex, the biggest adjustment is likely behind us,” said Lee Schulz, assistant professor and Extension livestock economist at Iowa State University.

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Edelweiss can be grown in Wisconsin

Oshkosh Northwestern

UW-Extension answers the question of Edelweiss. Edelweiss is a small plant with sweet little white flowers and fuzzy, silvery leaves. The flowers, set flat against the leaves, look like pretty snowflakes blooming from late spring through early fall.

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Gardening: How to choose an apple tree

Green Bay Press-Gazette 

From Brown County UW-Extension, choosing the right rootstock is equally important in selecting the cultivar as it determines the growth and performance of the fruit tree.

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4-H IS A COMMUNITY OF YOUNG PEOPLE

Waushara Argus

This partnership was created to extend the knowledge and research of the University of Wisconsin to meet educational needs. The UW-Extension in Waushara County provides over 300 youth with opportunities to develop life skills and experience leadership roles through the 4-H program.

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Marathon County couple OYF winners

Wisconsin State Farmer

Beginning in the fall of 2009, the couple converted an existing building to accommodate a UW Extension designed, low-cost swing 12 milking parlor and the existing bedded pack barns (originally designed for raising heifers) were used to house the milking herd. The first 51 cows were purchased and milked in the new parlor on April 22, 2010. By the end of the year the herd would double.

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Peninsula Pride:Farms: Conservation efforts can work

Wisconsin State Farmer

Niles also recommended tapping into other resources, such as the University of Wisconsin-Extension or the Wisconsin Bureau of Land and Water Resources. For example, Jamie Patton, an agriculture agent from the University of Wisconsin-Extension in Shawano County, conducted Peninsula Pride’s soil day.

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High quality forages fuel top milk output

Wisconsin State Farmer 

That was the point of a presentation made by University of Wisconsin Extension Service dairy nutritionist Randy Shaver at the 2017 annual meeting of the Sheboygan County Forage Council. According to the three latest surveys of the very top producing herds, most were in the southeastern quarter of Wisconsin, including Sheboygan County.

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